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Victor Dominello
Minister for Customer Service

Dubbo families give Creative Kids the thumbs up

Dubbo parents have given the NSW Government’s Creative Kids program a strong endorsement, with more than 3,550 vouchers downloaded since going live in January.

Parents can use one $100 voucher for every school-age child per year to help meet the cost of structured creative and cultural activities, such as music lessons, languages, coding, drama and theatre, photography and graphic design.

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello joined Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders today at Dubbo Drama Club to announce the milestone and promote the program.

“The figures speak for themselves – parents simply love the voucher and have given it the thumbs up,” Mr Dominello said.

“We know that the costs of creative activities can be prohibitive, which is why we introduced this voucher, to help unlock the creative abilities of young people.”

Mr Saunders said Creative Kids complements the hugely popular Active Kids voucher, which will be doubled from 1 July, meaning that Creative and Active Kids vouchers combined will save a family with two children $600 a year.

“This voucher helps parents plan for creative and cultural activities, which can really add to a household budget,” Mr Saunders said.

“Dubbo is fast becoming a creative capital and the most popular activities based on voucher downloads so far are dance, music, drama, singing and painting.”

Creative Kids is one of a raft of measures helping ease cost of living pressures for households. Others include CTP refunds, Energy Switch and the FuelCheck app.

Further information on the program is at www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/creative-kids